Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 31, 2014 09:34 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Attend Memorial in L'Isle-Verte

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 31, 2014) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend a memorial honouring the victims of the fire that struck the Résidence du Havre, in L'Isle-Verte, on January 23, 2014. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 11 a.m., at La Décollation-de-Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec.

"Sharon and I were greatly saddened to hear of the devastating fire at the senior's residence in L'Isle-Verte," said the Governor General. "The entire country mourns those who lost their lives; our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who remain missing. It is our hope that by coming together in memory and in support of those affected by this tragedy, we can bring some measure of comfort to this tightly knit community."

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